THEATRE NEWS: David Tennant To Lead Cast Of Good At Playhouse Theatre

David Tennant will be returning to the London stage later this year in a revival of CP Taylor's play Good. The play will be produced by Fictionhouse, the new company set up by Dominic Cooke and Kate Horton, the former artistic director and executive director of the Royal Court Theatre. Good will open at the Playhouse Theatre in London on 6th October and will run for just ten weeks, closing on 19th December. 

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Set in 1930s Germany, Good shows how essentially moral and good people can be seduced and manipulated into following Nazism. It follows the journey of a Frankfurt professor, John Halder, an upstanding member of the community and devoted family man, on his journey from liberal-mindedness through to his participation in SS activities, and his justification for his actions at each step. The play was originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in 1981 and was revived in 1999.

Cooke says of the play, “It is very current. It shows how people can blur reality, turn away from difficult moments and allow themselves to become inveigled into hideous situations. We are in danger of that happening now. Not just politically but in terms of the environment, how we seem to collectively be able to ignore the evidence in front of us. It is a play really about denial.”

David Tennant hinted at his involvement in a new theatre production during his appearance on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 show last month saying the play was "...relevant to the times." He now adds that Good is “...a fantastic bit of writing that is more pertinent and resonant now than it ever has been”. David's last theatre project was Don Juan In Soho at Wyndham's Theatre in 2017. 

More casting news for Good will follow.